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Bison

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About This Food

Description

Venture out and try buffalo! It's lean, surprisingly tender and tastes nearly identical to beef with very little "gamey" flavor.

Because Federal law prohibits growth promotants and added hormones to be given to bison, it is a "clean" culinary choice. And it is almost always grass fed.

Buffalo can be found on some restaurant menus and is now widely available thanks to US Wellness Meats and Maverick Ranch. The cuts are similar to beef and can be substituted for beef in most recipes.

Because buffalo meat is so lean, you can achieve the best results by cooking slowly at a low heat. Buffalo is higher in iron than beef and lower in fat and cholesterol than most cuts of beef and chicken — as well as some fish.

Estimated Glycemic Load = 0

Special diets
  • AIP Diet
  • Candida Diet
  • Diabetic
  • Elimination Diet
  • Gluten-Free Diet
  • Gluten-Free/Dairy-Free Diet
  • Grain-Free Diet
  • High Protein Diet
  • Low Carb Diet
  • Low FODMAP Diet
  • Low Histamine Diet
  • Low Lectin Diet
  • Low Oxalate Diet
  • Paleo Diet (Light)
  • Paleo Diet (Strict)
  • PCOS Diet
  • Primal Diet
  • Thyroid Diet
  • Whole Foods
Benefits
Excellent Source of
  • Protein
  • Selenium
  • Zinc
  • VitaminB12
  • Niacin
Good Source of
  • Iron
  • VitaminB6
  • Riboflavin
  • Phosphorous
Preferences
  • No Fish
  • No Pork
  • No Eggs
  • No Shellfish
  • No Gluten
  • No Nuts
  • No Seeds
  • No Soy
  • No Dairy
  • No Poultry
  • No Corn
  • No Yeast
  • No Peanuts
  • No Molds
  • No Pseudograins
  • No Coconut
  • No Citrus
  • No Nightshade
  • No Legumes
  • No Grains
  • Low Carbohydrate
  • Low Sodium
  • Low Sugars
Nutrition & Macros
Nutrition Information

Serving size: 3 ounce(s)

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Calories: 123

Omega-6 / Omega-3 ratio: 8 : 1

Macronutrients
Amount
Total Fat
6.06 g
Saturated Fat
2.45 g
Monounsaturated Fat
2.31 g
Polyunsaturated Fat
0.28 g
Trans Fat
0 g
Essential Fatty Acids (Omega-3)
32 g
ALA
32 mg
EPA
0 mg,
DHA
0 mg,
Conjugated Linoleic Acid(CLA)
0 mg
Cholesterol
46.2 mg
Total Carbohydrate
0.04 g
Net Carbohydrate
0.04 g
Sugars
0 g
Fiber
0 g
Protein
16.99 g
Sugar Alcohols
0 g
Vitamins
Amount
% Daily Value*
Vitamin A
0 IU
0%
Vitamin C
0 mg
0%
Vitamin D
0 IU
0%
Vitamin E
0.16 IU
1%
Vitamin B6
0.32 mg
16%
Vitamin B12
1.63 mcg
27%
Vitamin K
1.01 mg
1%
Folate
10.08 mcg
3%
Niacin
4.47 mg
22%
Riboflavin
0.21 mg
12%
Thiamin
0.12 mg
8%
Choline
72.07 mg
13%
Minerals
Calcium
9.24 mg
1%
Copper
0.12 mg
6%
Iron
2.34 mg
13%
Magnesium
17.64 mg
4%
Manganese
0 mg
0%
Phosphorous
162.96 mg
16%
Potassium
275.52 mg
8%
Selenium
16.8 mcg
24%
Sodium
58.8 mg
2%
Zinc
3.86 mg
26%
Phytonutrients
Alpha-carotene
0 mcg
Beta-carotene
0 mcg
Beta-cryptoxanthin
0 mcg
Lutein + zeaxanthin
0 mcg
Lycopene
0 mcg

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